Kaena Point

The westernmost tip of the island, Kaena Point sustains an ecosystem that is home to many native Hawaiian plants and animals. (©Hawaii Tourism Authority/Tor Johnson)

Kaena Point

Located at the westernmost tip of the island, Ka‘ena Point is a relatively remote wild coastline that boasts a large sandy beach at Keawa‘ula Bay. Stroll along the 2.7-mile (one way) volcanic coast and discover tide pools, small natural stone arches and picturesque views of the Makua coastline. In the early morning, dolphin pods can be seen frolicking in the water, breaching the surface and  twisting their bodies in mid-air. The area is also home to Kaneana, a sea cave that is said to have been the legendary home of Nanue, the shark man. End of Farrington Hwy. (Hwy. 930)